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James Brumley

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.

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November 2017

15 Utility Stocks to Buy for Safety and Stability

To say utility stocks are less than interesting would be an understatement. Utilities are downright boring, trading almost like bonds because of their (usually) steady dividends. Growth – at least in ...

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November 2017

8 Best Stocks to Buy for a Black Friday Boom

Halloween decorations are coming down, and the 2017 holiday shopping season is starting to ramp up, meaning it's once again time to put retail stocks on your radar. While most people will be eyeing the ...

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October 2017

15 Consumer Staples Stocks You Can Count On

The market’s valuation is stretched, with the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index nearing a price-to-earnings ratio of 20. Meanwhile, financial experts including French investment bank Natixis are warning ...

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October 2017

10 Must-Watch Third-Quarter Earnings Reports

The third-quarter earnings season is officially here. While Alcoa's (AA) Oct. 18 announcement will be touted as the starting line for the wave of quarterly reports, it's not actually the first major name ...

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October 2017

9 Reasons to Buy Walmart's Stock (WMT)

One of the perks of being the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer by sales and square footage is owning a brand name everyone recognizes. Yes, that's Walmart (WMT, $80.53), which boasts sales of ...

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October 2017

The 10 Least Shareholder-Friendly Stocks

Facebook (FB) shareholders recently scored a major victory in ultimately preventing CEO Mark Zuckerberg from further consolidating shareholder voter power and claiming it for himself. Zuckerberg’s ...

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